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Alonso: McLaren F1 engine call not biggest factor in deciding future (Crash)
"There is always news that is important: the news about LMP1 rules is important; the new IndyCar aero kit is important; Andretti staying with Honda is important news; what engine McLaren will have is important news – there was much important news."
French GP aiming for reduced crowd and congestion (Reuters)
"We are confident we can have a big capacity but we are also being very humble. So we are working on an estimate of accommodating 65-70,000 people for the race. That is a reasonable objective."
F2 to become 'almost compulsory' after F1 superlicence overhaul (Motorsport)
"It will be published soon. I don't want to speak on behalf of the FIA, since the FIA is going to give it, but everything will be done for F2 to become almost a prerequisite for F1."
Haas: We cannot waste energy on brakes in 2018 (ESPN)
"I would say a bigger team, with the issues we have, they would have struggled as well but it would have taken them less to sort it out."
Mercedes upgrades to come after Singapore (Autosport)
"We've seen on circuits that require a lot of downforce, Ferrari has been really strong, also in hot races they seem to be really strong. Even Red Bull can be really good."
Rossi: Life(style) support system (Racer)
"(My parents') friends called them crazy for even considering spending the amount of money that they did on a 10-year-old."
How can Marlboro still sponsor Ferrari??? (James Parrish)
"In the case of Marlboro, they’re not allowed to legally. Laws including The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act, prohibits any activity for the purpose of promoting a tobacco product."
The Secret Life of… Sergio Perez (F1)
"Q: What was the last book you read? SP: Urbrands by Spanish author Risto Mejide. It’s about building a brand like building a city."
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